African Union Troops Blow The Whistle On Sudan's Brazen Continuation Of Genocide

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    goddamnit why can't we do something to stop this? this is madness. these poor African Union troops are gonna end up just like the UN peacekeepers in Bosnia (the ones with consciences), fucked up and disillusioned, having to stand by and watch people get slaughtered with impunity.

     
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    What in God's name is going on here!? Why did the reports have to be leaked?

    "AU soldiers in Darfur leaked the contents of classified reports sent to the union’s Addis Ababa headquarters, after their superiors refused to publish them. They paint a damning picture of the Sudanese government’s contempt for peacekeeping."
     
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    I'm afraid that there is no one to available to stop them even if UN imposed some sort of worthless sanction. Annan is owned by the muslim states and China could care less. They want the oil--since when did they care about the welfare of people.
     
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    president bush is the only world leader with the power and the balls to put a stop to this mess and stand up to these mass murderers. i just hope he knows that and has got a plan, because the whole UN idea just went down the tubes with this revelation.
     
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    I'm beginning to feel as though Bush is laying TOO low in the days leading up to the election. If he wants to prove he is a man of convictions he needs to act on current problems without fear of liberal criticism.
     
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    i can understand if he is agonizing over how we'll have to confront iran... no president likes to order troops into battle. but mr. president, we just have to defend lives, not take them (unless it is necessary in the situation). You defend life on abortion all the time, let's defend these people in Darfur.
     
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    It would seem that there are many countries who believe the UN is pretty much useless, thus fear no consequences for their actions. There is a lot of truth to the old saying that nice guys finish last. Nice guys follow the rules and thus constrain themselves; the bad guys don't even consider the rules. As I have said before on these boards: achieving the moral high ground is poor recompense for surrendering.

    I have to ask, where are all those countries so quick to bash the US for being the world's bully? Here is a case where the US can't or won't get involved by applying military force, yet those other countries now merely stand by wringing their hands and criticizing the US for not stopping the genocide. Where is the UN with their much feared sanctions and moral browbeating? Where is the outcry from the ultra left in this country? With their professed concern for humanity, why aren't they clamoring for intervention?

    The answers is that they truly dont care.
     
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    That or they fear that if Bush steps in to stop it , it will help him politically.
    (guess you right--they only care about themselves)
     
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    I disagree with that statement. There are plenty of world powers out there who could, if they really wanted to, form a coalition and intervene in a variety of ways. There are many nations out there who decry the US as a super power, tout themselves as far superior to the US morally, economically, culturally, and some even militarily. We have even seen it on these boards where citizens of other countries come here, bash the US and its foriegn policy, tout the greatness of their nations far superior and enlightened thinking, accuse US soldiers of atrocities and so forth.

    To try to blame the US for inaction and lay the responsibility soley on the United States is pure BS! Those same countries stood by and watched the Balkans rend itself apart, waited for the US to intervene, and them screeched like the harpies of hell when the US didn't do it the way they thought it should be done. Once the US turned the whole thing over to the UN, those countries stand by once again as the Balkans slowly sink into the depths once again. No, the US cannot and should not be responsible, nor should any US citizen feel guilty for what is happening in Africa today. We should be pointing OUR finger at the UN and the rest of the world and crying "SHAME!"
     
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    but pres. bush is the only world leader brave enough to take action. the others are either shameful hypocrites (france, germany), allies of the genocide (china, pakistan and egypt) or are in dire political peril (tony blair in britain, howard in australia)

    and we americans love to save the day... that's where the "super" in superpower comes from. we've been doing it since the spanish-american war and though it grows tiresome, its in our blood now to be the heroes of liberty and humanity (though we don't get enough credit or support that often)
     
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